Red Squirrel #2 - Tuffty by imprezoid

Red Squirrel #2 - Tuffty

This is a photo of a red squirrel, taken at the British Wildlife Centre (www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk).

Nicely sitting still, eating a nut, this was an enjoyable photo to take. I wish all natural history photos were that easy to take!

The red squirrel has a typical head-and-body length of 19 to 23 cm (7.5 to 9 in), a tail length of 15 to 20 cm (5.9 to 7.9 in) and a mass of 250 to 340 g (8.8 to 12 oz).

The red squirrel, like most tree squirrels, has sharp, curved claws to enable it to climb and descend broad tree trunks, thin branches and even house walls. Its strong hind legs enable it to leap gaps between trees.The red squirrel also has the ability to swim.
aww beautiful!
June 6th, 2012  
This is an excellent shot. Love it. The colour of the background trees works out really well for the colour of the fur. Nice.
Still no cars I see! LOL.
June 6th, 2012  
@netkonnexion cars soon ... stop nagging ;^)
June 6th, 2012  
Adorable.. I love red squirrels
June 6th, 2012  
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